Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian-American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics.BOOK TICKETS
Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian-American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics.
with special guests Chino XL & Poison Pen
Immortal Technique, born Felipe Coronel, is a revolutionary. Originally from Peru, he immigrated to Harlem, NY and eventually ended up in prison. He left with a new focus on music. His aggressive style gained him instant notoriety as a battle rapper, and his first album was a word-of-mouth sensation. Unwilling to change his message for the mainstream, he remained completely independent. His subsequent projects have permanently found their way into the hearts and minds of truth seekers worldwide. Going behind the scenes, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique is an exploration of one man’s global journey to fight injustice through music.
Immortal Technique was brought to the United States in the early 80’s while a civil war was breaking out in his native Peru. The US supported puppet democracy and Guerilla factions were locked in a bitter struggle which ended like most do in Latin America, with the military and economic aid of the State Dept. through channels like the CIA. Although he had escaped the belligerent poverty and social turmoil of life in the 3rd world, he was now residing in Harlem which had its own share of drama. Growing up on the streets of New York, the young man became enamored with Hip Hop culture, writing graffiti and starting to rhyme at an early age.
Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American rapper and actor, known for his "technically" accomplished style, consisting of self-consciously over-the-top punchlines, exaggerated egotism, complex rhyme schemes, and use of multiple similes, puns, metaphors, and word play. He has collaborated on various projects with some of the most well known in Hip Hop. Chino is also an avid bodybuilder. Chino started rhyming in 1986, as said in his song "Don't Say A Word". He has released four solo studio albums, in which his most recent – Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary - won the 2012 HHUG Album of the Year award
Aside from music, Chino also forged a career in acting, appearing in several films and making guest appearances on the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and the CBS series CSI: Miami. He has starred in films alongside Kate Hudson, Luke Wilson, and Rob Reiner and had a solo project debut at Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival.
He is the nephew of Bernie Worrell of music group Parliament/Funkadelic. Barbosa is also a member of Mensa.
Supporting a six-foot-tall, 300-pound frame, fierce rap lyricist Poison Pen became a promising MC after trailblazing through New York's freestyle-battle scene in the mid- to late '90s. After entering the Blaze Battle competition in 1999, the Brooklyn-born rapper exited the scene as a contender and wound up hosting multiple sessions of Da Cypha Emcees' Battle, another distinguished rhyme-battling forum. He also proceeded on to a recording career, helping found the Stronghold collective, which also counts N.Y. underground rappers C-Rayz Walz, Breeze Evahflowin', and Immortal Technique among its members. Poison Pen first cut a few 12" records for Nervous and Brick Records, including his official debut, "Top of the Food Chain"; moreover, he also penned songs for popular video games Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and The Warriors. As his reputation continued to grow, his recordings were becoming more in-demand, but the Brooklyn rapper didn't have too much to offer through most of the 2000s. In fact, during the mid-2000s, Poison Pen recorded a slew of guest verses for other various, yet top-ranking, underground rappers' material, including contributions to MF Doom's Venomous Villain (2004), Vast Aire's Look Mom... No Hands (2004), and the Molemen's Killing Fields (2006). His first properly released solo effort, the Pick Your Poison: The Mark of the East mixtape, hit shelves in early 2007. Hosted by fellow Stronghold MC Immortal Technique, the mixtape received distribution through Fontana/Universal.